Series: The Basics
In recent years media attention has focused on Japan in the wake of the East Japan earthquake and resulting nuclear disaster, however what increased media coverage has revealed is significant gaps in global society’s understanding of Japanese culture and society. This book examines key aspects of...
To Be Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge
Responses to the Flight JL123 Crash
Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any single air crash in the world. 520 people, many of whom had...
Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge
Owing to the changing nature of Japan and its role within the world, more needs to be known of the dynamics of Japanese politics. This timely set brings together key articles on the most crucial issues facing Japanese politics today, and the relationship between Japanese politics and the main...
Published June 25th 2008 by Routledge
From Bullet Train to Symbol of Modern Japan
The image of the shinkansen – or ‘bullet train’ – passing Mount Fuji is one of the most renowned images of modern Japan. Yet, despite its international reputation for speed and punctuality, little is understood about what makes it work so well and what its impact is. This is a comprehensive...
Published June 12th 2007 by Routledge
Asian and Pacific Rim States
The choices made by governments about how to reward their top employees reveal a great deal about their values and their assumptions about governing. This book examines rewards of high public office in seven Asian political systems, a particularly rich set of cases for exploring the causes and...
Published December 11th 2002 by Routledge
The Japanese education system has attracted increasing attention over the past 20 years, largely due to the belief that it has been central to Japan's economic growth. Many have felt, however that the system is stunted by an inability, or perhaps even on an incapacity, to change. This study...
Published February 21st 2001 by Routledge
Culture, Chaos and Interdependence Inside the Regulatory Process
Using unprecedented access to the key actors inside the UK Office of Telecommunications (OFTEL) and supporting interviews, this book explores how telecommunications regulation works from the inside....
Published December 15th 1999 by Routledge